The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 34, Issue 12, pp 429–431 | Cite as

Electrocardiographic alterations in diphtheria

  • J. C. Sachdev
  • Devinder Puri


Electrocardiographic abnormalities in five cases of diphtheria have been described. The abnormalities found were grade I and Wanckebach’s A-V block, low voltage QRS, partial or complete left bundle branch block, premature beats and an infarction-like pattern. It is observed that the prognosis of myocarditis is not necessarily bad even in the presence of electrocardiographic abnormalities.


Myocarditis Diphtheria Left Bundle Branch Block Downward Shift Complete Heart Block 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Sachdev
    • 1
  • Devinder Puri
    • 1
  1. 1.Simla

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